The migration of the salmon upstream is a feat worth spending some time to consider. Not only do these perseverant fish swim against the current of ferocious rivers for miles on end, they are also capable of jumping up to overcome natural obstacles in the water, all in order to continue their laborious salmon journey.
The Salmon Show Us The Meaning Of Grit And Determination.
Salmon live their lives in the ocean, but in order to spawn they migrate upstream through riverways. Once they’ve spawned, the new generation of salmon make their way downstream and out to sea, replenishing the cycle and passing it on through generations.
The struggle of the salmon to make it upriver is not something most of us get to see.
Louie Schwartzberg is a storyteller and filmmaker who has been shooting time-lapse photography of nature, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-stop. His work compresses time and puts you in sync with different forms of life within our interconnected world.
His Work Makes The Invisible Visible
Louie’s lens captures the salmon jumping over boulders in the water causing fluctuations in river levels and creating a natural obstacle for the salmon to overcome. By leaping out of the water, the salmon is able to move forward on its mission to reach its spawning grounds. His amazing work gives us a greater appreciation of the salmon journey!
“Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward,” says Louie. “As a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life.”